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Preliminary design of the OWEL wave energy converter pre-commercial demonstrator

Preliminary design of the OWEL wave energy converter pre-commercial demonstrator
Preliminary design of the OWEL wave energy converter pre-commercial demonstrator
The consortium responsible for the next stage of development of the OWEL wave energy converter will construct and test a large scale, pre-commercial demonstrator. It is expected that this will be installed at Wave Hub during 2013 and grid connected for a testing period lasting around 12 months. This paper reports on the preliminary design work being undertaken in the development of the marine demonstration device. This concentrates primarily on producing a fully costed design by detailing the hydraulic design and aspects of stability as well as providing insight into various design features such as the power take-off, naval architecture, moorings and control. The design is being largely informed by the results of a 15 month research project funded by the South West Regional Development Agency (SWRDA) in which the performance was determined and a detailed techno-economic model for a large scale OWEL device was generated
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Leybourne, M.T.
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Batten, W.M.J.
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Bahaj, A.S.
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Minns, N.
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O'Nians, J.
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Leybourne, M.T., Batten, W.M.J., Bahaj, A.S., Minns, N. and O'Nians, J. (2013) Preliminary design of the OWEL wave energy converter pre-commercial demonstrator. Renewable Energy. (doi:10.1016/j.renene.2012.08.019).

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The consortium responsible for the next stage of development of the OWEL wave energy converter will construct and test a large scale, pre-commercial demonstrator. It is expected that this will be installed at Wave Hub during 2013 and grid connected for a testing period lasting around 12 months. This paper reports on the preliminary design work being undertaken in the development of the marine demonstration device. This concentrates primarily on producing a fully costed design by detailing the hydraulic design and aspects of stability as well as providing insight into various design features such as the power take-off, naval architecture, moorings and control. The design is being largely informed by the results of a 15 month research project funded by the South West Regional Development Agency (SWRDA) in which the performance was determined and a detailed techno-economic model for a large scale OWEL device was generated

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e-pub ahead of print date: 13 September 2013
Organisations: Faculty of Engineering and the Environment

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Local EPrints ID: 347749
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/347749
ISSN: 0960-1481
PURE UUID: 05ffcc07-8159-4e00-b250-74608b4ce3ee
ORCID for A.S. Bahaj: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0043-6045

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Date deposited: 30 Jan 2013 14:59
Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 01:29

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Author: M.T. Leybourne
Author: W.M.J. Batten
Author: A.S. Bahaj ORCID iD
Author: N. Minns
Author: J. O'Nians

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